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Colour Fun 2017

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Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in UCLan Colour Fun Run! You will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant based powder paint as you run/walk around the cycle track. The track is a mile round so participants will run/jog/walk around our track a total of 3 times which will equate to 5k!

This will be the most colourful 5k you will have completed, the event is for YOU and as long as you have FUN that is all that matters. Our Colour Run is not a timed event, we suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

You're welcome to walk, run, dance, or skip your way to the finish line. Families are welcome.

  • All UCLan Students and Staff: £10.00 - includes T-Shirt & Powder Paint sachet
  • General Admission (Ages 9 & above): £15.00 - includes T-Shirt & Powder Paint sachet
  • Juniors (5 - 8yrs): £3.00 - no T-Shirt included
  • Group (6+ people per group): :£13.50 - includes T-Shirt & Powder Paint sachet
  • 4yrs & under: Free - no Paint or T-Shirt provided
  • No dogs allowed!

Showing off your colour will work with just about ANYTHING you wear, we will provide a white t-shirt on the day of the event to show off ALL the colours...but don't let that discourage you from going crazy with the brightest colours imaginable, maybe spruce your outfit with bright coloured accessories…you are your very own canvas - so be adventurous!

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The paint we use is completely safe and will wash out of your clothes, results may vary depending on detergent, temperature, etc. For this reason we recommend you wear things that you don't mind getting a little colourful, as with anything the sooner you wash it the better.

 All ‘colour throwers’ will make sure to aim low as you pass by…some Colour Runners opt to wear sunglasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

The dye is made of coloured cornstarch and is designed to be 100% washable. If you have light-coloured hair, or if it's expected to be rainy or a particularly humid day when you participate in Run or Dye, we suggest adding some leave-in conditioner to your hair before the run.

The race will start at 12:00pm on Saturday 6th May 2017. Registration will take place from 10:30am.
Our chosen charity for UCLan Colour Fun 2017 is Rock FM Cash for Kids donations can be made on the day or you can set up a Sponsorship Giving page. More details about this are available now.

We do have a maximum number of runners we can register so check by emailing sarena@uclan.ac.uk contact us on 01772 761000 prior to the event. Please note that registration on the day, the shirts / gear will be available on a first come - first serve basis.